RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44090532 LA English T1 On the missionary trail : a journey through Polynesia, Asia, and Africa with the London Missionary Society A1 Hiney, Tom,, PB Atlantic Monthly Press PP New York YR 2000 SN 0871138239 9780871138231 AB "One of the central tenets of the Christian faith is the commandment to spread the word. The London Missionary Society, founded in 1792, sent families to postings as far-flung as the Kalihari desert, Tahiti, and Canton to spread the gospel. But in an era when mail could take over a year to arrive, the LMS had little way of knowing how effective its efforts were. In 1821 the LMS deputized George Bennet and Daniel Tyerman to travel the world, to visit its stations and report on their progress. On the Missionary Trail is an extraordinary account of this expedition."--Jacket.